Dont know a thing about lawn care

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by pennypincher, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. pennypincher

    pennypincher LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    I am an accountant(not a CPA) and have been for many years. I own a franchise to a tax prep service. Through these years I have picked up bookkeeping clients whom I do accounting work for. 95% of these are small business owners and half dozen own lawn care services. 2 are sole props and the rest have 1 to 6 employees. I check into this site so when a client comes in wanting a Dixie Chopper that is going to cost him darn near $10,000 I can at least talk to him like I have heard of it. I hope to learn things from all of you that makes me a better accountant and hope that some of my experience may benefit those reading. I have had to discuss with IRS client issues more than once, it aint fun. But my mind is not as sharp as it once was and to be honest some of the posts here have sent me to the big stack of research books I keep. I have already gained more understanding about lawn care service and some of the pressures it has. By the way, I do my own yard. I have 3 acres and use a Scag 48in walk behind with a 15 hp Kawasaki. I use the walk behind because I have high blood pressure and it is good for me. Wish all a good season of cutting. PennyPincher
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    welcome to LS, sounds like you are are a great person to work with, doing research like this to make your knowledge better on what your clients do. Nice mower you got there as well!

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Welcome friend,ask and we answer do you walk with your walk behind or ride a sulky.
  4. pennypincher

    pennypincher LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    I walk. I need the exercise and the sulky, (Valkie as Scag calls it) beats the heck out of you. Most of that is my fault for not having my yard in better shape yet. Later on. PennyPincher

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